College of Fine Arts Graduation 2015

Boston University Commencement Information
College of Fine Arts Convocation
Saturday, May 16, 2015

Track and Tennis Center, 4 pm – ARRIVE AT 3 PM
100 Ashford Street
Duration: Approximately two hours

No tickets are needed for guests attending the CFA Convocation.
Please read the the instructions below for details about the ceremony on Saturday.

Undergraduate instructions 2015
Graduate instructions 2015

All University Commencement Ceremony

Sunday, May 17, 2015
Nickerson Field, 1 p.m.
Rain or shine
Duration: Approximately two hours

Attending the Ceremonies

Neither the University-wide ceremony nor the CFA convocation ceremony is mandatory. Graduates who are unable to attend may have their diplomas mailed. All degree candidates should access the Student Link to verify and/or update important diploma and commencement information. If you do not have access to the Student Link, please visit the Office of the University Registrar’s website. The Office of the University Registrar provides the dates which the diplomas are released for mailing. It is imperative that your mailing address is correct in order to receive your diploma. Diplomas will be mailed to September and January graduates and for those May graduates unable to attend the CFA Convocation Ceremony.

Graduation Reviews and Degree Requirements


Apply for Graduation - PLEASE NOTE: It is too late to apply for May 2015 – contact Alyssa Baker at
All students must have a graduation review or received verification that they have completed their graduation requirements. Unresolved problems may hold up receipt of your degree. Any AP scores, transfer credits and declaration of minors MUST be resolved immediately. Contact CFA Records Manager, Mary Ducharme to ensure you are able to graduate on time.

If you have any remaining questions about your academic requirements for graduation, please contact one of the staff below:

School of Music

Robert Flynn,
Melissa Riesgo,
Alyssa Baker,

School of Visual Arts

Jeannette Guillemin,

School of Theatre

McCaela Donovan,
Jon Savage (Design & Production),

Dean’s Office, Enrollment Services

We can assist you with any questions you might have about graduation. Please ask us anything!

Alyssa Baker
Mary Ducharme

Latin Honors

Only undergraduate students at Boston University can receive Latin Honors. Students with Latin Honors will receive honor cords for the CFA Convocation ceremony. They are available for pick up in the Dean’s Office, Room 230. See Julie Hall at the front desk.

Latin Honors Breakpoints for May 2015, September 2015 and January 2016 graduates:
Cum Laude 3.62 – 3.75
Magna Cum Laude 3.76 – 3.83
Summa Cum Laude 3.84 – 4.00

Latin honors are calculated after the seventh semester. They can go up but will not go down.

Online Graduate Students

Students in our music education and art education graduate programs should direct any questions to Shannon Streets, Academic Administrator for Online Programs at We look forward to seeing you at the ceremony!

Cap and Gown Information

You can order your cap and gown from January 1 – March 16, 2015 through the BU Commencement website. Undergraduates and Masters students are required to buy regalia and DMA students must rent regalia. All participants must wear a cap and gown walk in the May ceremony.

Financial Aid Exit Counseling and Your Student Account

If you have a Federal Stafford Loan, you MUST complete exit counseling in order to graduate. Please go to the Financial Aid webpage to complete this. Perkins Loans require that you call 617-353-2340 to complete exit counseling.

If your student account is not settled you will not receive your diploma. Please make sure your bill is 100% all set. Check with Student Accounts if you have questions.

Boston University Commencement 2015 has answered every question for you. Please check it out!

We are pleased to offer A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM tickets to guests:

Boston University College of Fine Arts
and New Repertory Theatre present
by William Shakespeare
Performed by New Rep’s Classic Repertory Company

Friday, May 15th, 10am and 8pm
Saturday, May 16th, 8pm

Directed by Boston University alumnus and faculty member Clay Hopper, the 2014-2015 Classic Repertory Company (CRC) features BU alumna Hayley Sherwood (CFA ’14) and graduating seniors Jenna Bilgore, Michael John Ciszewski, Maria DeCotis, Lily Linke, and Spencer Parli Tew. CRC, New Rep’s flagship educational outreach program, tours professional productions of classic and modern works of relevant literature to schools, colleges, and community centers throughout New England. CRC is produced in collaboration with Boston University College of Fine Arts School of Theatre. Running Time: 90 minutes with no intermission.

Boston University Theatre
Lane-Comley Studio 210
264 Huntington Avenue, Boston

Tickets: Free with BU ID at the door, day of performance, subject to availability | $10 each, in advance, using promo code GRAD at or 617.933.8600